With last week being the 10 year anniversary of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic first airing, I came across this really great series of tweets by showrunner Lauren Faust commemorating the occasion. While not explicitly Fluttershy related, I still felt it was worth sharing here for everypony's benefit in its entirety.
"It's been ten years today since the premiere of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. I really don't know how to say how I feel. This milestone is, for certain, bittersweet for me. I have about a million mixed emotions. But the dominant emotion for me is GRATITUDE. I'm grateful for the inspiration starting way back from childhood. I'm grateful for such an opportunity. I'm grateful for the unbelievable circumstances that led to the execution of a sincere vision (I mean, how often does that happen?). I'm grateful for the honor of creating something that inspired other artists to bring their own voices, ideas, and vision to the world. And more than anything, I'm grateful for the people who gave this world and these characters their time, their honest consideration, their interest, their love, and the courage to feel they are spreading a message of friendship, and that it is magical. I worried once that that concept sounded trite, or silly, or laughable-- but it has been incredible to learn that it is real and in the hearts of all of us. What a tremendous thing to come from small, candy-colored horses with pictures on their butts! I'm beyond proud that it will continue to hold such meaning for so many. And GRATEFUL is not a big enough word for how I feel about that. Happy Ponyversary!"
It's been our pleasure to be a part of this, Lauren. Here's to 10 years of Pony as well as whatever lies in store in the future.